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by sangi39
12 Aug 2020 17:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 792
Views: 167037

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'd normally say I'm in, but given that I issued the last challenge, I'd only feel comfortable saying "yes, I'm in", if there's other people playing (and I'd hide my responses and guesses with the intent of not winning anyway, so someone else gets a go at it while still letting myself take part). I...
by sangi39
12 Aug 2020 16:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 792
Views: 167037

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'd normally say I'm in, but given that I issued the last challenge, I'd only feel comfortable saying "yes, I'm in", if there's other people playing (and I'd hide my responses and guesses with the intent of not winning anyway, so someone else gets a go at it while still letting myself take part).
by sangi39
12 Aug 2020 11:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The CBB is 15 years old!
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: The CBB is 15 years old!

Khemehekis wrote:
12 Aug 2020 09:27
Do we need more cake in this thread?
We could always use some more cake [:D]
by sangi39
11 Aug 2020 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

Okay, unfortunately, I haven't had as much free time as I would have liked this evening, so I'm going to have to try and summarise. This is aimed at everyone who's taken part in this thread, the Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects thread, and it applies throughou...
by sangi39
11 Aug 2020 13:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

Right, as much as I dislike doing this, if people can't move on from the ZBB stuff, I'm going to lock this thread. Same goes for the Vulcan/Klingon one. I'm at work at the moment, so I can't respond to everything that's going on at the moment in any real depth (at least not for another 6 hours), but...
by sangi39
11 Aug 2020 13:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects
Replies: 48
Views: 1224

Re: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects

Right, as much as I dislike doing this, if people can't move on from the ZBB stuff, I'm going to lock this thread. Same goes for the Ferengi one. I'm at work at the moment, so I can't respond to everything that's going on at the moment in any real depth (at least not for another 6 hours), but I'm st...
by sangi39
10 Aug 2020 23:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The CBB is 15 years old!
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: The CBB is 15 years old!

15 years?! Whoop whoop! I think I've been around for the last 10 of them (I think I joined in 2010 as I was finishing university, but I honestly can't remember properly) and this is one of the few places I visit every day, unless I have no internet access (that's actually basically the only thing th...
by sangi39
08 Aug 2020 18:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7406
Views: 952997

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Is it true that no language distinguishes /ɲ/ and /ŋʲ/, or even /nʲ/ and /ŋʲ/? If so, what's the implication for languages that eg. palatalise all consonants before /i/ and have a phonemic /ŋ/? Does it merge with /n/ before /i/? Does it depend on the language? The reason I'm asking is that while [ɲ...
by sangi39
06 Aug 2020 16:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

I hope this doesn't need saying too many times, but can we all move on from the ZBB stuff? It doesn't need hammering home this much, surely.
by sangi39
06 Aug 2020 16:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects
Replies: 48
Views: 1224

Re: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects

Even more old friends! Mind you, I notice that Kankonian is nòt in that list! AAAAHAHAHA! I just went to the "conlangers" part of his site where he lists conlangers, and noticed he spelt my name wrong [:P] That's not me having a go at him, it just happens so much that it's hilarious (also infuriati...
by sangi39
06 Aug 2020 12:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 844
Views: 228364

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Xonen wrote:
06 Aug 2020 02:16
So certainly, it's a compromise, and I guess it's possible that some part of the baby was lost with the bathwater. But if that's the case, then we'll just send Igor to find new baby parts and fix it.
This may be one of the best sentences I've read in a while [xD]
by sangi39
06 Aug 2020 00:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 844
Views: 228364

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

A thought: Does the CBB House Rules post need a mention of bringing drama from other conlanging communities like the ZBB or the Conlang WorkShop over here? From what I recall, there used to be a part of the "Be Civil" rule that read, "Don't go posting that some random dude you met in another forum ...
by sangi39
05 Aug 2020 20:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects
Replies: 48
Views: 1224

Re: Klingon, Vulcan, and Mutsun: Quick Okrand Languages Translation Projects

I wanted to quickly say that for my recent massive expansions of Vulcan Languages grammars, as usual, I'm using the 1997 book "Introduction to Typology" about linguistic typology by Whaley. I use this book a lot while conlanging. I actually just made grammar additions about grammatical subordinatio...
by sangi39
05 Aug 2020 20:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

Ooookay, so: Wow, it looks completely different to what you hear in Little Green Men and the Enterprise episode I'm watching now. I just assumed the showrunners made it up. And Bob, can I criticise the way you start these threads? I would rather know what I'm looking at and some general information ...
by sangi39
04 Aug 2020 03:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

... Look, there's so much commentary even in the original post. I've said something significant about the language. If anyone wants to add anything, now they can. Probably no one will. But that's not the point. I remember it as being a notable Star Trek conlang. On a similar note, a few months ago ...
by sangi39
04 Aug 2020 03:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

I don't think you've made Ferengi more accessible or available, though. You've posted links to work that's already been done by other people, which is already available for free online (the Google Groups post, for example, is the fifth link down when you search "Ferengi grammar" on Google, so not e...
by sangi39
04 Aug 2020 03:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

... I've heard of it. I prefer to make my own transliteration systems for phonetic symbols and then give explanations within the document, making it all self-contained. I've worked out my own ASCII versions of the IPA symbols and used them a few times. Usually, though, I just end up writing about a...
by sangi39
04 Aug 2020 03:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

... The post is to make people aware of this work. I remember this conlang is quite interesting and maybe based somehow on pseudo-conlang or possible conlang work in the actual tv shows. Plus, David Salo is a very famous conlanger, he works on all the Lord of the Rings movies translating into Tolke...
by sangi39
04 Aug 2020 03:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

I've removed the most recent post. As a verbatim copy of the text (from https://groups.google.com/forum/?fbclid=IwAR1jjFqFO1Lj3n1cIeZrQL-9n6XhksQGHQS7Pi4rDsLEekmLcvHAqzHnfuo#!topic/rec.arts.startrek.tech/vx4xlIv-_-I ) linked in the original post of this thread, I don't think it needs to be posted h...
by sangi39
04 Aug 2020 03:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995
Replies: 54
Views: 1088

Re: Star Trek Ferengi Language by Timothy Miller and David Salo from 1995

No, I think it's supposed to look like this. It's not that Unicode characters are not showing up or something: "Always keep your ears open." /ntgavt ndfyt paag sz^ku/ [n-t@'ga-v@t n-d@'fyt paag s@'z^-ku] 'n-t'gahv't n-d'fuet paag s'zuh-koo' I don't like Romanizations or transliteration systems like...